Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

An initiative bringing together young Christians and Muslims.


Breaking Barriers is a very popular initiative which brings together Jews, Christians and Muslims of all ages in Edinburgh to discuss scripture and learn more about each other’s beliefs and traditions. Through the close study of passages from the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an, this special Scriptural Reasoning session will explore our relationships with our neighbours. In an increasingly globalised world, how can our scripture help guide our interactions with our neighbours as individuals, communities and nations?

 Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh,
19 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD.

TIME: December 1st, 6.30pm -9pm

Delicious food will be provided. To book your place contact Iain Stewart at

Places are free but limited, we advise you book early to avoid disappointment.

Delivered in partnership with the Alwaleed Centre at the University of Edinburgh:


EIFA helps organise regular meetings between young Christians and Young Muslims in Edinburgh. The group share thoughts and ideas on a wide range of topics (a different discussion topic is decided before each meeting). In meeting in a relaxed and casual environment to talk about their different Faiths, the members of Breaking Barriers learn about the beliefs of the rest of the group, picking up new insight into their own beliefs along the way.breaking barriers 2

The Breaking Barriers group has run for more than a year and goes from strength to strength. The group spends meetings:

> exploring belief and practice

> reflecting on scripture

> going beyond the stereotypes

> finding common ground


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Here’s what previous attendees to Breaking Barriers events have said:

This was one of the most inspiring things I have experienced in a long, long time. I learned a lot, and realized how much I still have to learn.” Muslim delegate

The willingness of both Muslims and Christians to listen and learn from one another was wonderful.” Christian delegate

A mind blowing and spirit lifting experience.” Muslim delegate


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